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Maui man dies while free diving

Maui fire rescue crews recovered the body of a 29-year-old free diver at Oneuli Beach in Makena.

His name has yet to be released.

The Maui man was free diving with friends about a quarter-mile off of Oneuli Beach — also known as Black Sand Beach — when he ran into trouble Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the Maui Fire Department.

His friends tried to reach him but strong currents hindered their efforts.

Rescue divers aboard Air 1 responded and recovered the unresponsive free diver from the bottom of the ocean floor, approximately 100 feet below the surface.

He was airlifted to a nearby golf course fairway where paramedics declared him dead.

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